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Bert Hayes Bert Hayes ...  Himself - and his Orchestra / ... 347 episodes, 1957-1979
Peter Glaze Peter Glaze ...  Himself - Regular 309 episodes, 1960-1979
Jillian Comber Jillian Comber ...  Herself - Regular 188 episodes, 1961-1970
Leslie Crowther Leslie Crowther ...  Himself - Host / ... 159 episodes, 1960-1968
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The shows were broadcast live in front of an audience largely of children, originally at the King's Theatre on Hammersmith Road until 1963, then at the BBC Television Theatre (now the Shepherds Bush Empire). The format of the programme included competitive games for teams of children, a music spot, a comedy double act, and a finale in which the cast performed a short comic play, adapting popular songs of the day and incorporating them into the action. Written by gerrymccaffrey

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14 September 1955 (UK) See more »

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It's Friday, it's five to 5, it's Crackerjack!!!
28 January 2003 | by HuggyBear1See all my reviews

4.55pm on a Friday evening, and kids up and down the UK were shouting at their screen, "Crackerjack". Anyone who is between 25 ad 55 will remember doing this.

It was a comedy show for kids, with the comedy initially coming from the likes of Leslie Crowther and Ronnie Corbett in the 50's, and ending with Stu Francis and the Krankies, with gunge and less than subtle gags, all the way up to 1984.

By then, it had become a little out-dated and so, it was time to say goodbye to a much-loved children's programme.


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